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Leibniz prizewinners 2005
...ully determined a resistance gene to protect sugar beet
from threadworms (nematodes). The gene, which was originally isolated from a wild form of sugar beet, makes cultivated varieties fully resistant to the nematodes, one of the major pests in sugar beet. Christian Jung has also had great success in isol...
Study in Royal Society journal on managing GM crops for environmental benefit
...t of genetically modified herbicide tolerant sugar beet
for spring and autumn environmental benefit by Dr ...e obtained from GM herbicide tolerant (GMHT) sugar beet
crops. Previous work, including the government's Farm Scale Evaluation trials, suggested that GMHT ...
Sugar beet virus mutation requires Texas touch
...etting to the root of problemsthroughout the sugar beet
industry. The sugar beet
industry moved out of Texas in 1997 after the close ofthe processing plant at Hereford. But the grow...
Study in Royal Society journal on first observation of giant squid in the wild
...ime. This was not the case for seedbanks following beet
crops. The research suggests that there may be long term effects of GMHT crops on biodiversity. Contact: Dr LG Firbank, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AP A comparative s...
Plants tell caterpillars when it's safe to forage
...ed regulate herbivore behavior. When the larvae of beet
armyworms ( Spodoptera exigua ) feed on corn, the plant releases volatile compounds that act as a magnet for parasitic wasps ( Cotesia marginiventris ), which deposit their eggs in the larvae. Production of volatile chemicals increases during the day...
Winner of Tyler Environmental Prize announced
...p the first industrial system, for the Dutch sugar beet
industry. "We then proceeded to expand the application of the system to a great variety of industrial effluents, including quite complex and even toxic wastewaters," he said. The group focused most of its efforts on countries unable to afford cen...